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Deerfield Beach Housing Authority

533 South Dixie Hwy Suite 201
Deerfield Beach, Broward County, Florida 33441

Deerfield Beach Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Deerfield Beach Housing Authority serves Deerfield Beach.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Deerfield Beach Housing Authority Public Housing Closed
Deerfield Beach Housing Authority Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed

Other Deerfield Beach Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Deerfield Beach Housing Authority Website: https://dbhaonline.org/.

Deerfield Beach Housing Authority Phone: (954) 425-8449.

Closed: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Deerfield Beach Housing Authority (DBHA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day only, on January 28, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the DBHA, eligibility is as follows:

  • "One household member must be 18 to 61
  • MUST be a person with disabilities
  • AND elibible family MUST also meet one of the following criteria listed below:
  • Is currently homeless -OR-
  • At risk of becoming homeless -OR-
  • Is transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings; -OR-
  • At serious risk of institutionalization"

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

500 applicants were selected by random lottery, and then placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the DBHA website.

Last Updated on 07/27/2020.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Deerfield Beach Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Closed: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Deerfield Beach Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 12/07/2020.

About Deerfield Beach Housing Authority

More information about Deerfield Beach Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://dbhaonline.org/.

Representatives of Deerfield Beach Housing Authority may be available by phone at (954) 425-8449. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/09/2021, it is not known if Deerfield Beach Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Deerfield Beach Housing Authority manages 402 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 330 9 17 1 45
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,088 $583 $1,033 $216 $813
Monthly Cost $358,948 $5,245 $17,566 $216 $36,578

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Deerfield Beach Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 8% having issued approximately 49 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 59 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.2 persons and has a household income of $17,480 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 44% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 49% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 75% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 12% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

70% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 69% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 88% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 21% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Deerfield Beach Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $475 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $855. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Low Income Housing Managed by Deerfield Beach Housing Authority

Palms of Deerfield Apartments

425 NW 1st Ter
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Palms of Deerfield Beach Townhomes

411 NW 1st Ter
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Income Based
2-3 BR